Category Archives: Locations

Five winter cycle touring destinations to beat the cold

  Head somewhere warm this winter… Cold weather can be tough on cyclists in the Northern Hemisphere, but it doesn’t have to be. In the winter months, you can ride through some of the most beautiful places in the world—and then treat your body to some delicious food and a warm bath when you’re done […]

Provence Prestige en Vélo Bike Tour – A Luxurious Cycling Holiday in the South of France

Get ready for the cycling experience of a lifetime in beautiful Provence, France on the Provence Prestige en Vélo bike tour, organized by Belle France (a 33-year-old company that specializes in both walking and cycling tours in some of France’s most extraordinary destinations). The Provence Prestige en Vélo bike tour is just one of the […]

My Central Europe (Prague to Vienna) Bike Tour Packing List

Here’s a detailed look at each and every item I packed and carried with me on my 2018 summertime bike tour across Central Europe (including the week-long stretch I did from Prague to Vienna). As I’ve said with all of my previous bike tour packing lists, I encourage you to use this packing list as […]

3 Important Lessons From My Bike Tour in Northern California

terrible really bad poison oak on knee

If you’ve been following me on Instagram or Facebook recently, you know that I just recently completed a short 5-day bike tour in the mountains of Northern California. This was a short, but beautiful and challenging bicycle tour with lots of climbing, snow-covered passes, and run-ins with lots of friendly people along the way. I’ll […]

My 2017 Bike Tour In Sweden, Norway & Finland

Pitching a tent on a bike tour

It’s time to announce the plans for my 2017 bike tour in Sweden, Norway and Finland! This summer I will be participating in a three-month long cycling adventure in some of Europe’s most northerly places – many of which are high above the Arctic Circle, where the sun never sets during the summer months and […]

What Is The Best Winter Cycling Route In The United States?

southern tier winter cycling route

“What is the best place to go bicycle touring in the United States during the wintertime?” That’s a good question, because for much of the United States, winter means cold weather, rain, ice and even snow. And while it’s possible to go bicycle touring in cold weather winter conditions, riding through the snow is probably […]

Which Locations Are On Your Cycling Bucket List?

romantic bike tours for couples

If you could go bicycle touring anywhere in the world, where would you go? In this short video, Darren Alff (of Bicycle Touring Pro) shares the three locations in the world he is currently dreaming about for his own future bicycle touring adventures. The three destinations on his cycling bucket list are: Madagascar, Patagonia (in […]

I Got Kicked Off A Train In Sweden!!!

That’s right! During one of the last days of my 2015 bike tour across Europe, I was forced to travel by train… and things didn’t go according to plan. Watch the video above and you’ll hear the story of how I was kicked off a train in Sweden… and how I ran into numerous other […]

Southern California Desert Trip – Van & Bike Tour

vanlife desert trip in southern california

During late February, 2016, I traveled east from Los Angeles out into the deserts of Southern California with my friends Mike and Sophie (whom you might remember from my travels with them in Romania last summer). The plan was to spend just three short days together exploring Joshua Tree National Park, the Salton Sea, Salvation […]

Incredible €729 Euro Discount On The Douro River Bike Tour In Northern Portugal

That’s right! During the week of May 22 – 29, 2016, The Biking by the Douro River guided bike tour is being offered for the super low price of a self-guided tour (Normally €2,274 – Now only €1,545). Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity! This is your chance to spent an entire week cycling […]

Biking Across Norway & Sweden – Videos From A Scandinavian Cycling Adventure

sweden and norway bike tour

I had been in Norway for nearly two whole months at this point… but I still had another week of cycling in front of me before my Scandinavian bike tour would be over. I had spent a week cycling across Sweden and southern Norway with Pablo and Ana and their dog Hippie. I had spent […]

Photos From My Bike Ride Across Norway & Sweden

norway bridge with sunset orange and blue sky

After two-and-a-half weeks of rest and relaxation in this Sula island vacation home, I packed up my  touring bicycle, pedaled out of the drive way, and began my 10-day self-supported bicycle tour across Norway and Sweden. I had to leave super early on the first day, so I was super tired as I left the […]